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PBIS Positive Behavior Management

Braly uses the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) model. PBIS is a systematic approach to creating and sustaining positive and effective teaching and learning environments for everyone. Braly staff works to create a social culture in our school that teaches, encourages and rewards positive behavior and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors. This pro-social culture leads to a safe environment where students achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and with adults in our school and larger community. We emphasize teaching students’ behaviors that we expect to see, reminding them to use those behaviors, acknowledging them when they do so and correcting them when they do not. We begin by establishing three important agreements that all students are expected to know and abide by in all areas and contexts of the school. Braly agreements are:
  • I am safe
  • I am kind
  • I am responsible
All staff teaches, models, and acknowledges these positive behavior expectations. Students who have difficulty learning behavior expectations are provided additional instruction in small groups or on an individual basis. Parents play a key role in supporting PBIS by positively acknowledging their students for following the school-wide behavior expectations.
It is always the goal to build a student’s sense of “internal” satisfaction for a job well done, without the need for external rewards, however, it is also known that some students still need external acknowledgement to reinforce positive behaviors. Braly staff gives students “Eagle Feathers” that can be put in regular drawings to win prizes. Award assemblies are held throughout the year to acknowledge students for both behavioral and academic achievement.
Uh Oh! Tickets
Students receive an “Uh Oh!” ticket for minor offenses.  All minor offenses are handled by the classroom teacher or yard supervisors as appropriate.  Three uh-oh’s are considered chronic minor behavior concerns, and result in an office referral.
Office Referral
Students are referred to the principal. Behaviors are dealt with consistently and fairly. Uh-Oh tickets and/or Office Referral responses are appropriate to the situation and include, alone or in combination, the following:
  • Time out
  • Parent contact
  • Loss of privileges
  • Restriction of activity
  • Parent conference
  • Behavioral contract
  • Suspension / Expulsion
  • Referral to police